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"america the beautiful." from here, the family will get back in the motorcade, and the hearse will make its way to arlington national cemetary for a sunset burial. >> glor: as nancy mentioned oa hill in arlington national cemetary near the graves of his brothers, john and robert, ted kennedy will be laid to rest this evening. wyatt andrews reports on how that spot was chosen. wyatt. >> reporter: jeff, good evening. it has long been ted kennedy's dream to join his brothers jack and bobby here at arlington national cemetary. but the story of how this political family came here to this military cemetery is one that began by accident. the kennedys' appreciation for arlington started when president john kennedy decided to take a random sunday drive. it was march of 1963, eight months before his assassination. >> it was a late day, a late winter day. >> reporter: according to journalist and author robert pool kennedy happened to sdrif to the cemetery and then decided to walk this hill. >> he walked to about where we are. >> reporter: as the president absorbed the view overlooking the lincoln memo
been a place of retreat and renewal for america's greatest political dynasty. now they remember a patriarch, and this town remembers a friend. sam barber sold him paintings. >> i'm going to miss him terribly. i'm speechless. >> reporter: ted kennedy's father bought a cottage here in 1928, thinking it would be good for the kids' health. three decades later, ted's brothers john and robert purchased surrounding homes, creating this three acre property simply known as the compound. john is the editor of "the last lion." >> for years of his life, this was the home. this was the one home they kept returning to. they lived in new york, massachusetts, london, england, but for john, this was his anchor. >> reporter: the brothers played their famous games of touch football on the lawn here, training for the youngest brother, a star at harvard. >> i think this was the center of his young world. so many things happened here. certainly, in times of tragedy, this is where the kennedys gathered. >> reporter: a place of mourning too many times for the kennedy clan. ted was there in 1999 when he
'll have a final word on american hero and the family that held america's attention for half a century. remembering ted kennedy on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. captioning sponsored by cbs good morning again. joining us now first senator john mccain. senator, i understand that when vicki kennedy began calling people to speak at the wake on friday night that you were the first republican she called. i can understand why that was because you did have a very kind of special relationship with senator kennedy. you didn't always work together. a lot of the time you were on opposite sides but somehow you managed to keep this relationship going. how did you do that? >> i think it was probably because first of all we grew to respect each other. over time then have great affection for each other. you know, in this business& first you've got to establish respect. that respect sometimes was because of face-to-face discussions. sometimes for the record o
for some time now, we awaited it with no small amount of dread. >> couric: perhaps nowhere in america is senator kennedy's loss felt more deeply than in boston, the city where his grandfather once served as mayor. national correspondent jim axelrod is there. >> reporter: from the priest saying midday mass at a downtown boston church... >> senator kennedy was a worshiper here and a great supporter of st. anthony's shrine. >> reporter: to new england's high profile superbowl coach. >> i have a lot of personal regret today on the passing of senator kennedy. >> reporter: and everyone in between. >> he was for the rights of everybody. he was for the rights of the disabled. he was for women's rights. he was for the civil rights movement. >> reporter: the people of boston are mourning deeply. for as much as senator kennedy was a player on the world stage, here he was teddy. and teddy belonged to them. reporter and boston native marty nolan covered kennedy for 40 years and wrote today's obituary in the "boston globe." >> he was full of charm and he enjoyed the odd drop after hours and so did
. america once had railways that were the envy of the world, but that was in the age of steam. now there is the push to get america back on track with super fast trains. later on stunned morning. >> in an age where it seems anybody can become a superstar, to in of us the group wilco remains something of a mystery. cynthia bowers this morning will shed some light on that. ♪ >> if you have never heard of wilco, don't blame the band. they are playing to sellout crowds. have won two grammys and have sold 4 million records. there is a mythology you are the greatest band that doesn't get played on the radio. >> we would be happy to be the second greatest band that does get played on the radio. >> later on sunday morning, wilco. persistence paid off for fans that have paid their dues. >> once upon a time there was a falling out in the first family and lasted for years. lesley stahl will show us sometimes you can go home again. >> this is the famous mother daughter reconciliation shot. >> after decades of bad blood and silence treatments, nancy reagan and her daughter patti davis have ma
of different plans is what we want to preserve for america. >> schieffer: all right, so senator conrad, you have been one of those talking about the so-called co-op plan, and that would be you would have a cooperative that would provide this insurance to people instead of the public option, but i want to just go back. you say the public option just simply can't pass. you still believe that? you think the president should just drop that and get on to something else? >> i would say this. it is very clear that in the united states senate, the public option does not have the votes. if we have to get to 60 votes, you cannot get there with public option. that's why i was asked to come up with an alternative, and the alternative i came up with was this cooperative approach that, as senator grassley correctly describes is not government run or government controlled, it's controlled by its membership but it does provide not-for-profit competition to insurance companies, so it has appeal on both sides. it's the only proposal that has bipartisan support and if we're going to get 60 votes we're going t
brinkley joins us now to talk about presidents and america's national parks. she the author of the new book, teddy roosevelt, wilderness warrior. doug brinkley, good morning. >> good morning to you, harry. >> why was roosevelt so determined to preserve some of america's great, last great places? >> well, as a kid he had asthma and he grew up in new york city and he found the nature secure -- >> he went to the adirondacks, later his mother and wife grew both died on valentine's day, he took a train ride to the badlands of north dakota and wrote a trilogy of books about the window earns there and decided that scenic wonders is what distinguished united states from europe. >> true, england has westminster abbey but we had yellowstone. >> they has the louvre, we had yellowstone. >> what did you talk about on the trip to west. >> there was a group of historians he had at the white house and i got to talk a little bit about my book on tr, the wilderness warrior and i went to the interior department and got to speak with secretary salazar, who is accompanying the president on to these national par
crowd because people fear for america. ( applause ) >> reporter: he was facing standing-room-only crowd at every stop. >> we don't really know what's happening. >> reporter: as the ranking republican on the senate's finance committee, grassley is trying to cut through the noise and come up with a bipartisan health care bill that's acceptable to everyone. >> you know, i have been criticized for being at the table, just like i ought to be sitting in nigh office with my feet up on my desk instead of doing what i'm hired to do. >> both sides trust him. he's not a kool-aid drinker for republicans, he's no right winger and he's not a sellout. >> reporter: grassley made that clear today as he assured voters he will not support any legislation that includes a so-called government option. >> the government really isn't a fair competitor. the government tend to be more of a predator. >> reporter: president obama has praised senator grassley for his bipartisanship... >> communicate grassley of iowa. >> reporter: but grassley's message to mr. obama is firm. >> he's going to have to make a public st
neighborhood is north america. the president of the united states joining the leaders of canada and mexico for their annual summit. they vowed to work together to fight the h1n1 flu virus hitting this part of the world especially hard. but on other issues it may be more difficult to find common ground. our chief white house correspondent chip reid traveled to mexico with president obama. >> reporter: at the summit of north american leaders in guadalajara, mexico, it was all smiles and handshakes in public but behind closed doors there appeared to be little progress on a series of long-running contentious disputes. while president obama said all the right things about helping mexico defeat silent drug cartels. >> united states will remain a full partner in this effort. >> reporter: mexican president philippe calderon was left frustrate bid failure to shake loose millions of dollars of aid held up in congress by democrats who object to their human-rights record and while they talked about the importance of trade and the biggest free trade zone in the world. >> we need to expand th
obama's agenda in mexico, travelling to guadalajara to engaged the summit of americas and expected to discuss the fight against the h1n1 virus ahead of the u.s. flu season. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations and welcome to the court. >> it is not justice sotomayor, administered the oath of office to sonia sotomayor in washington yesterday and becomes the supreme court's first hispanic justice and only the third woman in the court's 22 three-year history. >> the pakastani authorities are increasingly convinced the taliban leader was killed by the missile strike, there is strike over a bloody battle over who will become his successor. >> a new twist in the michael jackson story, mike lester a former child actor and long time friend of the singer told a british tabloid he may be the father of parish jackson, he claims he once donated sperm and he believes the child strongly resembles his own daughter. >> eastern china is thousand being battered by typhoon maricut, about a million people were evacuated from their homes ahead of the storm, it has already flooded wo
most politicians never even aspire to. she changed the way america faced the moral question -- how it treated the metropolitanly disabled. >> reporter: and shriver's legacy will live on through the work of her children and the special olympics which now has more than a million participants in more than 150 countries. drew levenson, cbs news. >> shriver also received the nation's highest civilian award -- the presidential medal of freedom in 1984 from ronald reagan. until recently she lived in president obama in montgomery county. >>> the heated fight over health care reform makes its way into maryland. sally thorner is live with a raucous town hall meeting that took place at towson university. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. maryland senator ben cardin showed up to answer questions about the health care plan, but he was immediately met with angry resistance. >> i am confident that we're going to get this right. [booing ñ] >> how are you going to keep my employer from stopping offering insurance and forcing me on to the public option if that's cheaper for their bottom
influential lawmakers in u.s. history passes away. >> for his family he was a guard yafnlt for america he was defender of a dream. >> tonight the impact and the legacy of the man known as the lion of the senate. >> hello, i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. a black shroud and a vase of white flowers covers the desk of ted kennedy tonight. and tonight america is mourning his passing. jessica kartalija has reaction from massachusetts to maryland. >> reporter: good evening, vic. the massachusetts senator is being remembered as one of the most effective leaders this country has ever had. americans mourn the death of the youngest brother in the american political dynasty. 77-year-old ted kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer overnight at his cape cod home. >> how insulting can you be to make that argument on the floor of the united states argument? >> reporter: during his 47 years on capitol hill kennedy championed civil rights, education, and healthcare. >> he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished americans eve
. >> but is america you should here the debate. >> america is not about government running things. free enterprise matters. >> we have a barbaric system, when someone loses their job they lose their health care. >> the senator will hold a meeting but still continue to support the government stepping in to reform health care. >> people will be more informed, i will have a bet are understanding as to their concerns. >> reporter: several bills have been discussed about out they're not ready to be voted on. he hopes one bill will be on the floor by the fall and the third meeting, by the way, is wednesday in hagerstown. kelly macpherson, wjz news. >>> police are asking for help to identify a homicide victim who may have died years ago. here are the sketches released by police. investigators found the remains of this woman in the 900 block of baltimore boulevard back in march. they don't know who she is. they believe the victim is a white female in her teens or 20s. anyone with information should call police. >>> a tragedy over the skies of new york now investigators are trying to figure out what happe
. >> this is a wonderful day for judge sotomayor and her family, but i also think it's a wonderful day for america. >> reporter: the senate's vote on sotomayor's nomination comes after three days of debate over whether or not she's the right choice. sotomayor earned yes votes from every democrat and a handful of republicans, but nearly three-quarters of the gop senators refused to vote for her. they insisteded she'd bring a liberal bias and her personal feelings into the high court. >> america needs judges who are guided and controlled not by subjective empathy that they find inside themselves, but by objective law that they find outside themselves. >> reporter: sotomayor was nominated to replace retiring david david souter, a liberal justice. she is not expected to shift the balance of the high court. now the 55-year-old appeals court judge will leave behind her native new york city and move to washington, ready to begin her lifetime appointment to the high court when the new term begins this fall. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> this morning pakistan's foreign minister says he's received u
and laura ling are free women. they're heading home to america, hitching a ride on former president bill clinton's jet. it was clinton's surprise visit and face to face talks with north korean dictator kim jong- il that secured their special parts. the two journalists were captured in march along north korea's border. they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegal entry and engaging in hostile acts. they were working for former vice president al gore's media venture current tv. clinton now runs a nonprofit organization out of this building in new york's harlem neighborhood. he's always been known for his ability to negotiate, and he proved that once again in north korea. it's win-win. the united states gets the journalists back, and it's hopeful it can reopen talks over north korea's nuclear program. north korea and its dictator get worldwide attention. >> it is showing the north koreans the real benefits of a constructive and normalized relationship with the united states. >> reporter: the journalist families are overjoyed and thanked clinton and gore, saying they are countin
. >> it is not but it is america and you should hear the debate, people debating through here,. >> america is not about government running things, and free enterprise matters. >> we have such a barberric system when somebody loses a job they lose their health care. >> reporter: this snot the last chance to sound off, cardin plans to hold one more meeting before heading back from his august recess. >> that people will be more informed and i will have a better understanding as to their concerns. >> both pro and con get another crack at the senator tomorrow in haegerstown, wjz eyewitness news back to you, don. >>> today the president will head to new hampshire to hold his own meeting. the white house this morning is denying rumors it is teaming up with pharmaceutical companies to help spread the message, the same barack obama attacked for charging too much. if the rumors are true, the back room dealing could cost seniors plenty. >>> thousands of people fleaing from their homes. officials say the first 7.6 magnitude quake killed one person and injure dozens more. officials are briefly issued a tsunami warning afterwa
for the taliban network and safety in america. >>> my son has the right to live. >> no doubt. >> he has the right to health care. >> you don't think you're going to get that in this bill, do you? >> tempering flying across the country. why health care has them hot. >> a food recall to tell you about. which meat could make you sick. >>> and in the sports false, hotter they come the harder they fall on the offensive line and ravens camp. another o lineman down to injury who. and the os make a trade that as we continue. >>> it is 6:29 and sunny here are the stories pooh emare talking about. a leader is reportedly killed in a ci. a strike along the border. and a official says there are strong indications he is dead. >> it is not the leader the and reported filled. the believed to be in his 30s. he had a 5 million-dollar u.s. bounty on his head. capturing or killing him has been a top priority of counter terrorism erts. the world is a safer place without him. he was killed in a missile attack in a. and officials although they say they have no physical evidence but two of the lieutenants havingorred t
now from richard roth. >> reporter: he was pakistan's number one public enemy, and america had a $5 million bounty on him, dead or alive. baitullah mehsud was believed to be in his late 30s, diabetic, and camera shy. it's not the first time the commander of pakistan's taliban militia has been reported killed but it's the first time the claim has credibility from intelligence expourss from mehsud's own lieutenants, and authorities say hiszk% followers are already picking a successor. the west blames mehsud for the assassination of former prime minister benazir bhutto and for a wave of violence in pakistan, including the bombing of the marriott hotel there last september. the white house called him a murderous thug, and if he's been eliminated, said a pentagon spokesman, that's a good thing. richard roth, cbs news, london. >> pakistan's neighbor, afghanistan, has been shattered by 30 years of war. it's one growth industry is the production of opium, and cheap drugs are turning afghanistan into a nation of addicts. from kabul now, here's mandy clark. >> reporter: marjabin introduces he
, but still saw their interest rates on one of their bank of america cards more than double to 39%. >> i feel it's a sad state of affairs when we bail bank of america out and they turn around and try to make more money off of us. >> reporter: card issuers appear to be locking in profits before the toughest limits on interest rate hikes and fees begin next february. since presume signed the reforms into law, the average variable rate has increased from 10.79% to 11.22%. and a new report today finds credit limits have been slashed for 33 million people, half of them with excellent credit scores. >> i don't think we've seen the end of the reign of terror by the credit card companies and i think they are angling, trying to position themselves. >> reporter: capitol one has increased their rates to almost 12%. discover has hiked fees 30%, and citigroup is beginning to add new annual fees, some in excess of $30. but the industry denies it's waging a preemptive strike to cash in before all the rules kick in. >> that's a red herring. the two main factors in changing the interest rate or your credit li
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into one of america's most prominent families, the fifth of nine kennedy children graduating from stanford university in 1943. she later became a social worker at a west virginia prison. she married sergeant shriver in 1953, and together they had five children including maria shriver, now the wife of california governor arnold schwarzenegger. it was growing up with a close family member who was mentally retarded her sister rosemary that led to eunice kennedy shriver's life's work the establishment of special olympics. her goal she said was to demonstrate that people with mental retardation are capable of remarkable achievements in sports, education, employment, and beyond. it began in 1962 as a summer camp at her home in maryland and led to the first special olympic summer games held at chicago's soldier field in 1968. 1,000 athletes from 26 states and canada competed. today the games have more than 1.3 million participants in over 150 countries. in 1984 ronald reagan awarded shriver the highest civilian honor, the medal of freedom. >> her decency and goodnes
obama says it's a wonderful day for america. his reaction to the senate confirming the first hispanic ever nominated to the u.s. supreme court. sonia sotomayor. the vote was 68-31. all the democrats and two independents voted yes. nine republicans also voted to confirm sotosaying even if they didn't agree with all her views she was qualified. she'll be sworn in saturday as the 1 11thth justice, and only the third woman to serve on the nation's highest court. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york is confirmed. >> reporter: it was a history-making moment, the confirmation of the first hispanic justice to the supreme court. sonia sotomayor, the girl from the projects, who became an aaccomplished prosecutor, lawyer and jurist becomes justice sotomayor the moment she is formally sworn in this saturday. >> it's a wonderful day for america. >> reporter: the president called it another broken barrier a step toward a more perfect union. >> i'm filled with pride in this achievement, and great confidence that judge sotomayor will make an outstanding supreme court justice. >> reporter:
health care harry. i think there is a mood in america of anger. with so many people unemployed and so much bickering in washington people are disgusted with the partisanship and with the fear of losing their health care, it all boils over. but i think one thing that has to be borne in mind, and you've got the commotion in the background, is that these people have a right to be organized. i'm not going to complain about the fact that they are organized. they have a right to do that and they have a right to speak. but i think we ought to understand that they're not necessarily representative of america. >> well, i guess that's the question. do you think they're a vocal minority? >> well, i sure think they're vocal, harry. and i think that they are not representative. i wouldn't even classify them as as a minority. i would classify -- when you say a minority you're talking about minority and majority as if there is some sort of parity. i think these people who have a right to organize and talk and be in the meeting, not to disrupt, their freedom of speech ends when the
're that the point. >> reporter: a sea of bad debt and default led to the mortgage crisis in america. yet, good news is on the horizon. according to the association of realtors home sales are up 15%. that makes maryland 9th in the number of homes sold. >> prices are firmed up and units are up. and good. >> reporter: a stable job market has helped the real estate. home sales are up in howard. and baltimore county but in the city according to the baltimore business journal. there are no concerns that they will increases will continue but it is a good time to buy. >> what about interest there are banks holding on to money and the bailout people are not getting the loans they hoped to get. >> the highers there is fh. a loans available for first- time buyers. >> like brittney and jeremy. they are renovating their home and hope to move it. >> it is a buyer's market. prices are low. interest rates are low, it is a good time to buy. >> reporter: again the market may be improving but if you like to buy a home, there are a few things to do such as knowing what your credit score is and making sure you shop
. >> the journalists had been held since the middle of march. it's not clear when they will return to america. >>> we should know the future of the "cash for clunkers" program by the end of the week. the senate will vote on whether to extend the program before it recesses friday. democrats are poised to pass a bill to add funding to the program to keep it running. under the plan drivers can cash in their gas-guzzling clunkers for cash towards more fuel-efficient vehicles. >>> eyewitness news first broke this story and now the governor wants the baltimore city police department's mounted patrol saves. adam with the latest. >> reporter: it will end in 12 weeks unless donations help keep it alive. martin o'malley expressed his support. as mayor he occasionally rode the mounted patrol saying they are important in fighting crime. baltimore police foundation is currently collecting money to cover the care and food for the animals hopefully to keep that program alive. >> thank you very much. remember, wjz is always on. to make a donation, read more about the issue, log on to wjz.com. >>> efforts to save nat
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america act. this summer, he wrote a passionate letter to massachusetts state leaders. he pleaded for a change in state law, hoping for his senate seat to be filled quickly, so his fight for healthcare could live on. early this month, the president honored the senator with the medal of freedom. he was not well enough to attend, so his daughter accepted the award for him. he made a short appearance at a private wake for his sister eunice shriver. but he did not attend her funeral. this was a sign that many took that he was not well. >> for slide show, extra video, and more reaction, log onto wjz.com. >>> and tonight, don't miss the cbs news special. kennedy, the last brother, looks back on his storied life. that's here tonight on wjz. >>> the fatal water taxi accident that took five lives in baltimore's inner harbor, has brought increased safety measures from the coast guard. alex demetrick reports, the changes may help save lives in the future. >> the water taxi lady dee capsized in 2004, when it was hit by a powerful squall, passing over the inner harbor. >> and the boat just ins
. it has broken out in a really significant way in south america. we're tracking this. last spring individual schools closed. some entire districts closed. what guidance is the government giving today to school districts around the country as they're opening? >> i'm feeling this first and foremost as a parent. i have two young children at home going back to school this fall. i want what every parent wants. i want to keep them safe and keep them learning. i'm asking parents to use common sense, monitor their children. if children are coughing cough into a sleeve. we're talking about frequent hand washing as well. we want schools to have a tiered response. we want to prepare for the worst but get off to a great start this school year. >> is there a guideline from the government in terms of school districts? do they know what -- >> there are guidelines. we're going to put out clear guidance and the decision with whether or not to close schools will always be made at the local level. we want to provide as much facts and information as we can so that local school district
. >> international. he's got the biggest log cabin in america that he lives in now. >> joan, you weren't joking when you said a cave. >> i'm not joking, no. the stories we have another man who was so poor his parents sent him alone at two to america from cuba, snuck him out at two and he brought all the family over. he was mowing lawns at seven. washing toilets to get through harvard. now has the biggest house in all of south beach. >> that's something saying. >> and made it on -- we had a guy that sole cars, too poor to buy a car. used walk to and from to sell cars. he owns all the car dealerships from florida to i'm making up, california. incredible. >> you know what's interesting about this on a serious note here, you know, you yourself you know hit some rough times. you can relate to having to say okay, today i got to do it or i'm not eating or my kid is not going to be well. >> sweetheart i've lived on ketchup soup as many of us have, hot water and put the ketchup in. we've all been there, not all, but a lot. and how great to see you can pull yourself up and you can do it if you got a good idea
to vote for her insisting she brings personal feelings into the high court. >> america needs judges who are guided and controlled not by subjective empathy that they find inside themselves but by objective law that they find outside themselves. >> reporter: sotomayor was nominated to replace retiring david suitor, a liberal justice appointed by the first president bush. she is not expected to shift the ideological balance of the high court. now that sotomayor's been confirmed, the 55-year-old appeals court judge will leave behind her native new york city and move to washington, ready to begin her lifetime appointment to the high court when the new term begins this fall. in washington, joel brown, wjz "eyewitness news." >> sonia sot mier is only the third woman to ever serve on the supreme court. >>> if you were outside early today, you'd think summer was over as temps cooled down with includey skies. will these clearing skies bring cooler weather tonight? bob turk joins us with a look at live doppler radar. bob? >> reporter: just a few clouds right now, but primarily, we're looking for
of the oldest institutions in america struggling to survive. >> reporter: in his 14 years as a postal worker in springfield, virginia, jerry seybold's mail bag has never been this empty. >> the biggest change is the volume of mail that we're receiving. >> reporter: blame higher rates or business belt tightening. either way, the postal service,& which made a $900 million profit in 2006, is on track to lose $7 billion this year. that's despite shedding 25,000 career employees. >> it's clear that weakness in the overall economy is continuing to have a profound negative affect on our finances. >> reporter: especially in an internet age. like so many companies, elite occasions, a specialty gift store, has gone online to communicate with customers. saving $10,000 to $20,000 by e-mailing fliers, catalogs, and invoices. >> not only is it the cost of the postage but it's also the cost of the printing we have to take into consideration. >> reporter: desperate, the postal service would like to close some post offices. >> in cases where we have facilities that are blocks apart we may not need two retail
of this year, the first quarterly increase in three years. but overshadowing it all is america's growing debt, now totaling more than $11 trillion, on track to nearly double over the next ten years to nearly 20 trillion. as the government continues spending money it doesn't have. so what does it all mean? anthony mason explains. >> reporter: here's the bottom line on america's ballooning budget deficit. >> it means you're going to ultimately be paying higher taxes. >> reporter: the total national debt, according to one study, amounts to $184,000 for every mn man, woman, and child in the country. it's like a massive mortgage we're all paying interest on. the u.s. is still a $14 trillion economy, but the nation's debt is now more than 50% of the country's economic output, the first time that's happened since world war ii. >> debt in the united states is growing so rapidly we're viewed by the rest of the world as profligate, imprudent and incapable of managing our own affairs. >> reporter: the government has been spending borrowed money to fight the recession and to finance wars in iraq and afgh
. edward m. kennedy, the youngest son of america's most famous political dynasty, is celebrated in a funeral mass today and buried beside his beloved brothers. we'll have all that and plenty more early this saturday morning, august 29th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> and hi everyone. welcome to "the early show" on a saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us today. >> as you can see bit pictures it is dark on the east coast. danny playing havoc with the east coast. fires to the west. we'll talk about that coming up. also two major stories to discuss here this morning. >> we do. first is senator kennedy. there was concern about how danny could impact funeral plans, burial plans for the senator. you. >> coverage at 10:00. harry smith will be in the chair at that time. the burial of kennedy today, the headline church in boston the site of today's mass an emotional and historic day. >> he'll be laid to rest with his brothers jack and bobby. jaycee dugard the country transfixed with the story of a young woman who was kidna
is the force behind all of those blockbuster comedies that have made the man boy america's leading man. >> hey, nobody cares you are a virgin. >> turns out he didn't have to reach far for material. >> for the movies that have fueled his billion-dollar hollywood empire. >> in my head i had in security of somebody who was a 40 year old virgin, i understand that feeling of shame and feeling like a freak and afraid to take chances. >> early on sunday morning the 41-year-old mogul, john apetow. >> those reports and more, first here are the headlines for this sunday morning, the second of august, 2009. >> after a decades long debate over whether he was dead or possibly still alive this morning the meant gonzales says it identified the remains of the first u.s. soldier killed in the persian gulf war back in 1991. navy captain fighter jet went down? where over the iraqi desert on the first night of the war. turning to the present, three americans died in afghanistan today after their military vehicles struck a roadside bomb and insurgents then attacked the patrol with gunfire. >> three americans died
the family about $13 million collectively if they would go on a tour a ten-city tour of america, and then there's an option to have some concert ins europe. >> it's very interesting. we have the graphic up here who gets paid what. can they do this tour without janet jackson? >> well i think it's a whole lot less valuable. janet jackson, the baby of the family ironically now, has taken the position of michael in the family. she is the primary bread winner as was he in his heyday. no i think that it would be greatly diminished if janet did not join and i'm hearing she's a little reluctant. >> she's reluctant. why would she be reluctant? >> because that puts her in the spot that her big brother michael was in all those years, which was to be the one to be pestered let's go on concert tour. let's go on tour because we, the brothers, need money. >> right. >> i think la toya saved her money pretty well but the brothers did not. >> right. we hear rumors that there is this sort of not particularly -- there is some serious sibling rivalry going on behind the scenes in
. >> this morning a closeup look at the healthy debate over the future of medical care in america. >> charles atkinson will take on the politics that are part and par sell of this debate. while martha teichner ha has ben looking at the competing plans that could move from proposal to policy to you. and then as we pursue the great kaleidoscope of life we take up kaleidoscopes themselves, serena altschul is our guile. >> it has come a long way from the cardboard tiewbls you may remember looking into as a child. kaleidoscopes. >> it looks like a fairy kingdom in there. >> later on sunday morning. images that you can only see once. >> director quentin tarantino learned how to call the shots at a young age. this week he is at it again, challenging audience with a movie that attempts to rewrite the story of world war ii. our tracy smith pays him a vis visit. >> ever since he unleashed pulp fiction back in 1994, director quentin tarantino has wowed audiences with a sexy brew of sly humor and over the top violence. >> my work is unmistakably me and i like that about it because i like me. >> getting t
-- the foundation -- >> more middle income america -- >> there is a lot that could happen overtime. but the priority right now, and it is never a good idea to absolutely rule things, rule things out no matter what. but what the president has been completely clear on is that he is not going to pursue any of his priorities, not healthcare, not energy, nothing in ways that are primarily burdening middle class families. that is something that is not going to happen. all right. the recession. is it over? i mean, this cover of newsweek magazine, it says the recession is over. but there is a little asterisk that says good luck recovering the recovery. s the recession over, has it bottomed out, mr. summers? >> most forecasters are now looking at growth and output in the gdp over the second half of in year. they are looking for it because they see that inventories are way down and businesses have to build them up because they see some increase in car and housing, sales, because they mo that the recovery act is going to gain force. but they also recognize as we do, that it is going to take time before a gain
a century ago. biltmore house was and remains america's largest residence, not that you would need a huge house of stone and brick to feel at home. john blackstone has the proof of that. >> reporter: these homes are not just fanciful. they're floating. on the west coast, water-born dwellings reflect a lifestyle that goes with the flow. >> there were no codes. so whatever a person could dream they made. >> reporter: we'll examine the joys of real waterfront living, later on sunday morning. >> osgood: the biltmore house opened on christmas eve 1895 with a fabulous party full of guests all dressed to the nines. fashion has changed a lot since then. this morning rita braver visits one of the best known designers of our time. >> reporter: with a huge international following and more than 900 boutiques, tommy hilfiger has never doubted his own fashion sense. with no formal training in design.... >> no formal training. >> reporter: you just looked at clothes and figured i could understand this. >> no, i looked at clothes and figured i could do better. >> reporter: later on sunday morning, the ma
the other maryland schools is john hopkins. they ranked 14th. >>> america has voted. baltimore's grand can boast the country's second best restroom. in an online poll, the restroom finished only behind a theater in branson, missouri. ten of the nation's finest facilities were up for the honor. >> i don't think our studio was listed. >> let's take a look around the region. a warm night. 84 degrees. it's really amazing. the dew point is up to 72. humidity is high. southwest winds at 9. around the region, it was a very warm day. 91. 72 the low. 63 is the average low. records. 1983 it was 105. temperatures 71 in oakland. 87 in ocean city. around the baltimore region, temperatures around the 80- degree mark. out to the west, a sharp frontal system will be heading east over the next day or so. by friday and saturday, it will be in our vicinity. with that showers and thunderstorms. that's going to miss us. but the front will be approaching us. we're destined to get showers and thunderstorms. some of them come in locally heavy. this front will help kick bill out towards the east away from us as i
'll have reaction to her release. >>> i'm mike schuh, on the eastern shore. america's preeminent electric guitar maker paul reed smith talks to me about the man who is on this guitar. >>> and the weekend is here. will the weather cooperate for your plans? >> wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, instant updates and first warning update all the time, click wjz.com. stir it's friday. >> and a pretty one at that. how about that, tim williams. >> light breeze. it's going to get warmer. good weekend if you want to be at the pool, wash the car, wax the car. anything you want to do. >> sign me up. >> come on over my my house, tim. you can do all of those things. >> i'll make the time. right now, we're at 83 degrees. not really topping our average, which is 86. we could still go up just one or more degrees from here. we're not really topping out near our normal temperatures. but that will change as we move into the rest of the weekend. 66 now, the dew point. you still feel that mugginess out there. winds from the east/northeast at 6 miles an hour. high pressure is building into the
in a playoff giving south america its first green jacket. our other major also saw the game reaching a new audience, staying step for step with tiger, south korean y.e. yang denied the number one player and put asian golf on top of the world. we saw for eighth months so many spectacular performances. tiger took four titles before our cameras from jack's event to washington, flint and akron. phil loved l.a. and then felt the love of the entire golf community at colonial with the pink out saturday in honor of amy. another moment, private first class being escorted up the 18th on sunday. just beautiful. this was our world from january to today. we treasured the views from our office windows and we loved every minute of bringing them to you. the cbs golf team will meet again five months time. at torrey pines. liberty national debuting in such a big way. it will not be the site of this event next year. they declared that they are going to rotate it around the new york metropolitan area and plainfield will be the site. it is rich in history. ridgewood also the next couple of years. going to ridg
america" tonight only on the "cbs evening news." every day about 30 women in the u.s. learn that they have cervical cancer. that's why i chose to get my daughter vaccinated. i chose to get my daughter vaccinated when her doctor and i agreed that the right time to protect her is now. because it's about prevention. (nice) gardasil is the only cervical cancer vaccine that helps protect against four types of hpv. two types that cause seventy percent of cervical cancer and two more types that cause other hpv diseases. i chose to get my daughter vaccinated because the cdc recommends that girls her age get vaccinated. gardasil does not treat cervical cancer or other hpv diseases. side effects include: pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and fainting. gardasil is not for women who are pregnant. gardasil may not fully protect everyone and does not prevent all kinds of cervical cancer, so it's important to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. i chose to get my daughter vaccinated because i want her to be one less
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of america's royal family. whit johnson, cbs news, arlington national cemetery. >> yeah, very emotional ceremony there today. the police commissioner for the city of boston described today's funeral as the single largest security event in that city's recent history. >>> people are also remembering another life lost. the king of pop, michael jackson, would have been 51 years old today. his death has now officially been ruled a homicide, according to a cocktail of anesthetics. his doctor, dr. conrad murray has not been charged at this time. but this ruling raises new questions about the involvement he may have had in the pop star's death. >>> an elkridge teenager is clinging to life after he was struck while riding his bike. 16-year-old benjamin wardman is still in critical condition at this hour. police say he was hit by a car, early friday morning when he was riding along route 108. police have arrested a driver in this case. 26-year-old aaron lorstein. he has been charged with dui and possession of heroin. >>> nearly two dozen dogs found trapped in a trailer in really bad shape, are no
, and that came very close. more importantly, he really is the husband of america's secretary of state. that means he's been well-briefed. he knows what he's going there for. and the north koreans know that whatever they tell bill clinton, hillary clinton will hear about it. >> barry, what is the message that north korea is trying to send to the united states by inviting mr. clinton there? >> reporter: i think it's a sense of conciliation that they have these journalists. they were under arrest. they tried them. they sentenced them to a long term. and now they've got something to trade. and what they've been talking about is the desire on the north to deal directly with the united states over this issue of north korea's nuclear weapons program. now, there are currently an effort at talks that include the u.s., south korea, north korea, russia, china, japan, the so-called six-party talks which are stalled. what the north seems to want -- and i think what this gesture is about -- is to try to start a dialogue just with the united states. cut these other parties out. that's a goal of the north becaus
that date down. >>> you can see the president's picture and other sim balances of america, but what about what you can't see on those dollar bills? >> the substance scientists found covering paper money, and why you likely have some in your wallet. >>> guilt and disgust push michael vick to tears. what the quarterback is saying about his time behind bars. >> reporter: the city of baltimore is one step closer to bringing the very cars that race the indy 500 to race down town, but there are still plenty of obstacles. i'm weijia jiang. that story is straight ahead. >>> more hot and summery days to come, and a chance of some more showers. i'm bob turk. i'll have the complete first warning forecast coming up next. s on car insurance. what you might not know is that you can contact geico to see if you could save on homeowner's and renter's insurance too. for more information call 1-800-947-auto or check the yellow pages for an office near you. [tires screeching] [screech] accidents can happen anytime. that's why geico's here 24 hours a day, every day. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or mor
in the darkest hours. i know what america can achieve. i've seen it. i've lived it. >> this is the cbs "morning news" for wednesday, august 26th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. the lion of the senate has been silenced. senator ted kennedy passed away last night following a battle with brain cancer. he was 77 years old and died at the family home in hyannisport. he was the last surviving son of a glamorous but tortured political family who spent half a century in the senate fighting for those who need. we are in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. word of kennedy's death came this morning in a brief statement from his family who said his faith, perseverance and optimism will live on. massachusetts senator edward kennedy died at his home in hianis surrounded by loved one after a year-long battle with brain cancer. kennedy's family said we've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives. but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on forever. local m
citizens. long-time senator arlen specter said there is more anger in america today than any time he can remember. >> reporter: as we can see, these crowds are becoming hostile, shouting questions and becoming very angry at thul town hall meetings. yesterday and today, the president is expected to say that the scariest outcome of all would be failing to fix the current system. the passionate debate over health care reform is growing more heated by the day. >> anyone that reads through this bill should be scared. >> there's no need for the government to take over. no constitutional authority for the government to take over. >> reporter: it's those sentiments democratic lawmakers are out to change at town hall meetings. pennsylvania senator arlen specter will be one of the many who will brave the crowds today despite getting his own taste of the fierce debate ffds. >> you want to be let out of here, you're welcome to go. >> reporter: the intensity of the recent meetings caught some democrats by surprise. that isn't stopping them from trying to put rumors about the plan to rest. >> the idea
. >>> a contract with teach for america could mean up to 200 more teachers for the city. >>> and why the field of potential republican gubernatorial candidates could include delegate patrick mcdonough. for more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> slowing the burn. baltimore city and constellation energy set a goal to reduce the city's energy use and green house gas emissions by 50% by the year 2015. political reporter pat warren explains how they're trying to get city residents on board. >> inez rob of sandtown and sheila dixon share a podium and a purpose. reducing household energy use. >> and i don't know about you. but i already started doing that. particularly with changing my life up. and being very conscientious with a whole host. and not using light. the tv is not in use. not keeping it on. unplugging certain utensils. and it's helping. >> reporter: inez is helping with home energy experts. she's the first to take the pledge in baltimore's new neighbor neighborhood energy challenge. >> i've had installe
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